Google+ Update Gets Rid Of Messenger As Hangouts Takes Over
Google is taking to doing some housekeeping later today, as the company will begin to remove Messenger from its mobile apps to complete the transition over to its newer Hangouts service.
The Android Google+ app will see the feature removed in an update sometime today, while the iOS app will see a similar update soon.
Google initially said that Messenger users would be able to move their conversation logs over to Hangouts before the service is killed off, but it’s unclear if that’s the case. Google is saying, however, that users will at least be able to download their chat history through Google Takeout.
Other changes that will be introduced in today’s Android update include Google+ account switching and the ability to directly share photos and videos stored on Google Drive directly to Google+.